Our Crimson Point principal Mr. Crusat joined us as a guest speaker for one of our Bird by Bird Lessons. Mr. Crusat shared his love of duck hunting with the students and the students loved having him in our room! Mr. Crusat shared a presentation with our first grade birders on the importance of conservation and education when hunting. He showed students how he has to be educated in gun safety and dog training to be successful at duck hunting. He shared with students the importance of conservation when hunting and how important it is to take care of nature. Mr. Crusat also showed students the difference between male and female Mallard ducks. Students were able to see that Mr. Crusat enjoys hunting and eating his keep, as well as training his and treating his dog like one of the family.
Cabela's generously donated duck calls to our classroom, and Mr. Crusat took the students outside for a lesson on how to use a duck call effectively. Students were able to tell the difference in sound between hot air and cold air being blown through their duck calls, and understand that the vibration in the reeds were affected by which type of air was being blown through them. Students learned words to say to help them imitate duck calls and ducks eating. What a fun and exciting time we had with our principle!